Donald Trump may be leading in the GOP primary polls in the U.S., but he just lost a major battle in the U.K.
In 2013, the Scottish government approved the building of 11 wind farms in an effort to stimulate the local economy and encourage renewable energy. Most everyone was excited about the development – except Donald Trump.
The Republican front-runner sued the Scottish government to stop the wind farms since they would be located 3.5 kilometers, just over two miles, away from his luxury hotel, Trump Turnberry Resort.
The attraction, which was approved by the government in 2010 (though it received considerable opposition from locals and environmentalists), includes golf courses, conference rooms, and luxury lodging.
Fortunately, the U.K. Supreme Court unanimously shot down the business tycoon’s case and the wind farms will be built.
It should come as no surprise that Trump reacted in the most “Trumpian” way possible, calling the Scottish government “foolish, small-minded and parochial.”
Reports Politico, it’s this kind of talk that first got Trump on the U.K.’s bad side. Trump is proudly partly Scottish, but his offensive remarks – especially his call for a ban on Muslims entering the U.S., spurred politicians to openly condemn his views and petition to ban him from entering the U.K.
It’s disheartening to think this is the man who might be elected as the United States’ future president. But don’t despair; if you’re not a Trump supporter, watching College Humor’s holiday parody which portrays the front-runner as ‘The Grinch’ will likely cheer you up.
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